A global community of management renegades brought together by Gary Hamel's Harvard Business Review article, Moon Shots for Management
The New York times a story (20 Apr 2013) with this headline: "Toyota Expansion Reflects a Push for U. S. Lexus Sales"
This may sound to some of you like a good thing, and to others like a paranoid pipe dream --but let me assure you-- this is NOT more good news about the re-birth and return of high paying manufacturing jobs to…Continue
Posted by David Hawthorne on April 24, 2013 at 2:40
[Background: this essay is fall-out from a discussion group, "Architecture for Humanity." It grew from a topic that asked, "What about pouring our soul and heart as architects & humanitarians into projects right in our own backyard." It caught my eye for two reasons. First, I started this blog shortly after the Haiti earthquake largely because I saw the initial emergency response as massive and futile; leaving the island and its people in a mess no better than it was…Continue
Posted by David Hawthorne on February 23, 2013 at 22:29
It is oxymoronic to combine the words "energy" and "profitable." It's no less asinine than claiming to save money by "buying" things you neither want nor need simply because they are 'on sale'.
The thinking gets worse when people link descriptors like "carbon based fuels" and "profitability." Such a phrase is a complete contradiction in terms. Such fuzzy thinking leads us to make bad choices like committing ourselves to fossil fuels leading us to even more moronic…Continue
Posted by David Hawthorne on February 10, 2013 at 20:30
Imagine you are on a large, modern, ocean liner. Curious about such a huge vessel, you decide to go on a unsupervised tour. Wandering the labyrinth of decks, holds, hallways, and stairway, you are surprised to step in a puddle of water. You think, “What the hell is?” You look about. There’s no one in sight, no crew, no passengers. Maybe you’re lost. You spot a sign on a bulkhead, it says, Galley #1.
“Ah, the galley,” you think, “No wonder. Some waiter probably spilled…Continue
Obama, in 1998, says he favors “some redistribution” (presumably of ‘wealth’).
Really? The clear implication is that government has a proper role in reallocating resources to meet emerging needs and changing conditions. Romney’s view (circa May 2012) is “wealth” –like water- seeks its own ‘natural’ level, and the natural level is for holders of wealth to get more (i.e. ‘wealth’ should be pumped uphill, where it naturally resides in large reservoirs where the right people can use it…Continue
Posted by David Hawthorne on September 20, 2012 at 2:46
(This was way too long for me to post on the LIving Bridges Facebook page, so I figured I'd try provide a link to it instead.) In any event, I like Living Bridges and it nests quite comfortably within our Trade & Transportation Research Institute project.
I started this post because Living Bridges does seem to be have a workable action plan, one that…Continue
Posted by David Hawthorne on August 25, 2012 at 14:56
Ok, maybe we could do with forgetting the idea of reinventing management. I think the truth is already out there but might need us to pay more attention.Not altogether sure that we should be…Continue
The stated purpose of this community is:INFORMATION EXCHANGE Providing a place for network members to share information, tell their stories, and provoke, challenge and inspire each other.RALLYING…Continue
Started by Moon Shots in Community Dec 1, 2009.
Cisco has just completed a five part series on their blog on their vision of The Future of Collaboration. Here are their predictions:1. Collaborative networks will be to Enterprises what social…Continue
I started Moon Shots on an impuse that was triggered by Gary Hamel's article, Moon Shots for Management, which appeared in the February 2009 issue of Harvard Business Review. In fact, at the moment I…Continue